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October 5, 2006

Suzanne Vitadamo Tells About Family's Fight

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Suzanne Vitadamo, Terri Schiavo's sister, spoke at Ohio Right to Life's conference in Columbus and received press coverage by the Columbus Dispatch. Here are a couple excellent quotes:

  • "[Terri] was not terminal; she was not brain dead. She was disabled. The only difference between her and anyone else was that she was fed by a tube once a day," Vitadamo said. "She would have been here today with us."

  • "The media constantly wrote that this was a right-to-die case. But Terri wasn't dying," Vitadamo said. "We knew Terri had a severe brain injury. We loved her unconditionally."
The same utilitarian view of life that claimed the life of Suzanne's sister is now being applied (consistently) by some researchers who want to conduct experiments on the disabled, having labeled those in a PVS condition as "dead". Suzanne articulates well the fact that a brain injury does not decrease or diminish the intrinsic value and dignity of a person.

Posted by tim at October 5, 2006 10:03 AM


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